Legal Options For Doctor Sex Abuse Victims & Their Families
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a former sex crimes prosecutor who has experience representing victims of doctor sexual abuse in civil lawsuits. Here are a few thoughts from Brian regarding the legal options available to victims in these types of cases:
We all trust our doctor to provide us and our families with quality medical care and to treat us with respect. Physicians and other medical professionals are some of the most respected members of our communties and most of these professionals are worthy of this trust.
But sadly, this field also has a high potential for abuse. Incidents of doctors sexually abusing their patients have been reported in all 50 states. When a predatory doctor vicitmizes patients, it’s important for those victims to be aware of their legal rights.
In many cases, victims of sexual abuse by medical professionals may have grounds for a lawsuit against their abuser and the facility where the abuse occurred. For example, a doctor’s office or hospital might be held liable for sexual abuse by one of their doctors if the facility had ignored other complaints of sexual misconduct against the doctor.
If you or a loved one has been sexually abused by a doctor or another healthcare professional, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by calling one of our experienced sex abuse victims lawyers.
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